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Subject: Silent in the Grave 10-19
Date Posted: 5/27/2012 11:07 PM ET
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Date Posted: 5/30/2012 11:26 AM ET
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The plot thickens, Just a little something about, Brisbane's headaches and this drug use to treat them.  I read on FB that Deanna Raybourn got a very angry letter from someone about promoting drug use in her books.  Because he smoke hash and had experimented with several drugs that were legal at the time to bring relief.  She stop short of telling this woman off, but she was impatient with her for thinking that she was in anyway glamorizing the use of hashish, cocaine, or opium.

 

Date Posted: 5/30/2012 3:01 PM ET
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Yes, I was definitely "feeling" for Brisbane and those migraines. I 've had them too but he definitely has a severe form of them like nothing I've ever heard of! Whew!....... I will say that in this section of the book, Julia has definitely gone from "mousy" to downright "aggressive"! lol! (BTW, as a side note on migraines - until they came out with the meds specific for migraines, like Maxalt - nothing much worked, at least for me. Narcotics didn't touch them!)

Date Posted: 5/30/2012 8:30 PM ET
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Jeanne--I had one Sunday after standing on the side of the highway in blazing temperatures. Thankfully it wasn't the worst I've ever had and I was able to take Naproxen and go to bed for a while. I've had some pretty bad ones but nothing like poor Brisbane. And lucky for me I've never had to take anything stronger than Excedrin Migraine for them. Mostly I just have to go to bed in a dark, noiseless place. I feel very fortunate as I have a couple friends who, like you, have to have something specifically for migraines.

Still enjoying the story. Not going to finish tonight and my time runs out tomorrow. If there is a hold on the digital copy I will check out a paper copy.



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Date Posted: 5/30/2012 10:29 PM ET
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Aaack Terri - You had a migraine when your car broke down????? How terrible! The light is definitely a factor - no light...no light. The light really is like a sword stabbing you right through the eye - terrible! I never had these darn things until I went through menopause. My first doc would just give me drugs like fiorinal which did nothing. Then my insurance changed and I switched docs. This one wanted to try me on Imitrex and it worked!  That was diagnostic in itself since these meds only work for migraines - hallelujah! I eventually switched to Maxalt because you can get the kind that just melt in your mouth so you don't have to worry about about barfing them up. OOPS! I think I just hijacked this thread!!

 

Hope you can get that paper copy from the library if you can't renew the digitall copy!!!

Date Posted: 6/3/2012 9:00 AM ET
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I"ve never suffered from migraines, but it sounds dreadful. 

Hmmmm.....the letters in the notes came from the Psalter in Julia's study....I know who I have my eye on!

Date Posted: 6/3/2012 12:37 PM ET
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DH began having migaine attacks a few years ago.  He now manages them with medication but the first two were horrendous - he ended up in the emergency room.  It's unusual to have a protagonist suffer from migraines, no?